32 Week Bump Update
How far along: 32 weeks
Size of baby: Squash (15”-19”, 3-4 lb)
Weight gain: 1 lb loss this week ?
What I love: That I get to meet my little baby girl soon!
Sleep: I slept well one night. I only woke up once and it was very brief (bathroom run of course). I can’t believe people actually get to live like that on a regular basis. Totally changed the day.
The belly: Still there. Still getting bigger.
Best moment of the week: Finally getting to speak to my husband last night
Food cravings: Oranges again. I started eating this salad almost every day this week.
Food aversions: salmon. same story, different day.
Baby’s Movement: Movement has slowed down this week and I’m glad to say that my midwife confirmed that she was head down at my last appointment. Hopefully she stays that way. She is still pretty active right around 8pm.
Yoga – I strongly believe my regular yoga practice is playing a BIG role in my continued comfort (relative comfort I suppose since I have nothing to compare it to and everybody’s threshold for discomfort is different) throughout this pregnancy.
Running – I ran a 5k this week. And I loved every minute of it.
Swimming – NO laps this week, but I did a “aqua kickboxing” class yesterday and it was great. A lot of aqua jogging with some extra arm and leg movement mixed in. The instructor was nice, but she was so worried about me. How do you assure somebody your more than capable of something without sounding like a douche? I understand why she was concerned and I appreciate it, but nonetheless I feel like I just had to humor her. The only real struggle was was when we had to tread water with our legs only (arms up in the air) for 30 seconds. My midsection is about 15 pounds heavier and my lungs (the most buoyant part of your body) are next to nothing so they don’t help you stay afloat. That was difficult. My little head was barely out of the water (looking up!) and I was moving those legs vigorously! I want to try it post baby and see what the difference is. I’ll be it’s significantly easier.
Milestones: appointments every two weeks.
Symptoms: I’ve figured out a way to sit just right with a pillow to alleviate some of the stress on my back. Much better. This week was great in terms of comfort. I had very little heartburn, energy level was decent, and of course figuring out the back issues….I feel like I’m back in the second trimester.
What I’m looking forward to: Mothers day. This will be special for me even if nobody else acknowledges it.
What I miss:
Next appt: May 16
Due Date: July 4th